Three kids suffered life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle car crash north of Elk Point Sunday afternoon.
According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a 1995 Chevy Pickup truck was southbound on Interstate 90 at 1:30 PM when a safe box loaded on the pickup fell onto the roadway. A 2003 GMC Yukon, traveling southbound behind the pickup, swerved to avoid the box. The Yukon left the roadway, entered the west ditch, went through a fenced field and crashed into an embankment.
The driver of the pickup, 65-year-old Anthony Honomichl of Jefferson received serious non-life-threatening injuries. There were five individuals in the Yukon. The three kids, ages 9, 6, and 4, all received life threatening injuries in the accident. Two were life flighted to Sanford Sioux Falls and one was air lifted to Omaha. Additionally, two adults in the Yukon were transported by ambulance for serious non-life-threatening injuries. The identities of the five in the Yukon were not released.
The driving lane of I-29 southbound was closed for approximately one and a half hours Sunday afternoon. Traffic was backed up about 10 miles.